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Eligibility requirements and restrictions

You must satisfy the following eligibility requirements if you are applying for a Letter of Permission: 

  • Be in clear academic standing (minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0).
  • Have successfully completed nine Ontario Tech University credit hours prior to request.
  • Have the necessary Ontario Tech University prerequisite course(s).


In addition to meeting the eligibility requirements, the following restrictions apply:

  • A maximum of 30 faculty-approved credit hours may be completed by Letter of Permission.
  • Challenge for credit courses will not be considered.
  • The host institution must offer university-level courses and be accredited by a recognized governing body.
  • Combination of transfer and letter of permission credits cannot exceed residency requirement. See residency requirement (Academic Calendar).
  • It is not recommended for a student to take a course on letter of permission in their final semester as it may affect graduation eligibility.